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30 Top-Selling Games in Japan: 2012

posted on 2013-01-26 13:30 EST
Pokémon Black 2/White 2 sells 2.9 million to top list; 3DS leads hardware sales

Japan's Game Rankings 2012

Media Create announced on Friday the top 30 selling video games in Japan between January 1 and December 30, 2012. The total copies sold reflects the copies sold during this timeframe.

Rank System Title Maker Total Copies Sold
1 NDS Pokémon Black 2/White 2 Pokémon 2,919,977
2 3DS Tobidase Dōbutsu no Mori/Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Including Bundled Editions) Nintendo 1,969,955
3 3DS New Super Mario Bros. 2 (Including Bundled Editions) Nintendo 1,743,791
4 3DS Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry's Wonderland 3D (Including Bundled Editions) Square Enix 919,870
5 PS3 Biohazard 6/Resident Evil 6 CAPCOM 833,012
6 PS3 One Piece: Kaizoku Musō/One Piece: Pirate Warriors (Including Limited and Bundled Editions) Bandai Namco Games 828,150
7 3DS Mario Kart 7 Nintendo 748,797
8 3DS Super Mario 3D Land (Including Bundled Editions) Nintendo 689,374
9 Wii Mario Party 9 Nintendo 641,348
10 Wii Dragon Quest X: Mezameshi Itsutsu no Shuzoku Online (Including Bundled Editions) Square Enix 609,783
11 3DS Monster Hunter 3G (Including Bundled Editions) CAPCOM 602,058
12 PS3 Ryū ga Gotoku 5: Yume Kanaeshi Mono/Yakuza 5 (Including Bundled Editions) Sega 518,224
13 PS3 Dragon's Dogma CAPCOM 467,375
14 3DS Fire Emblem: Awakening Nintendo 455,268
15 PS3 Tales of Xillia 2 (Including Bundled Editions) Bandai Namco Games 428,913
16 3DS Paper Mario: Super Seal/Paper Mario: Sticker Star Nintendo 402,133
17 PS3 World Soccer: Winning Eleven 2013/Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 Konami 399,340
18 3DS Pokémon Fushigi no Dungeon: Magnagate to Mugendai Meikyū/Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity Pokémon 373,699
19 Wii U New Super Mario Bros. U Nintendo 369,392
20 Wii Wii Sports Resort (Wii Remote Plus Pack; Including Bundled Editions) Nintendo 358,627
21 PSP Dai-2-ji Super Robot Taisen Z Saisei-Hen Bandai Namco Games 344,018
22 NDS Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition/Pokémon Conquest Pokémon 341,250
23 3DS Taiko no Tatsujin: Chibi Dragon to Fushigi na Orb Bandai Namco Games 340,533
24 PS3 Biohazard: Operation Raccoon City/Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City CAPCOM 338,889
25 3DS Kingdom Hearts 3D [Dream Drop Distance] (Including Limited and Bundled Editions) Square Enix 338,812
26 3DS Tōsōchū: Shijō Saikyō no Hunter-tachi kara Nigekire! Square Enix 337,472
27 Wii Taiko no Tatsujin Wii Chō Gōka Han (Including Bundled Editions) Namco Bandai Games 321,959
28 3DS Shin Hikari Shinwa: Palutena no Kagami/Kid Icarus: Uprising Nintendo 316,133
29 3DS Inazuma Eleven GO 2: Chrono Stone Neppū/Raimei Level 5 314,016
30 3DS Biohazard: Revelations/Resident Evil: Revelations CAPCOM 296,040

Hardware Sales

System Sales in 2012 Sales to Date
PS2 59,108 21,833,215
PS3 1,223,697 8,860,082
PSP 899,625 19,453,023
Vita 690,835 1,130,820
Wii 475,615 12,638,836
Wii U 627,287 627,287
DSi 31,359 5,865,410
DSi LL (DSi XL) 37,610 2,331,929
3DS 3,407,369 7,689,512
3DS LL (3DS XL) 2,090,372 2,090,372
Xbox 360 77,786 1,613,832

Source: 4Gamer via Hachima Kikō


This article has a follow-up: Japan's Video Game Rankings, January 21-27 (2013-01-30 16:35)
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